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Transgenders & restrooms: Taking care of business

A few weeks back I took the grandkids to the ultimate San Francisco tourist trap - Pier 39.

April 20, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


LOVE MANTECA

A small army of volunteers is being assembled this Saturday to do everything from changing oil for single moms and widows to spreading bark at six different playgrounds throughout Manteca.

April 19, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca new homes impact Ripon schools

Ripon Unified is now being impacted by new home construction in Manteca.

April 19, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Vick scores spot in Hall of Fame

Walker W. Vick - a coach and athletic director at Manteca High for 38 years - is being inducted into the Manteca Hall of Fame.

April 19, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


LA bringing home Bacon Island and more water

Bacon Island is 5,400 acres of what is arguably some of the richest reclaimed farmland on earth. It is 13 miles east of Antioch and 13 miles west of Stockton smack dab in the middle of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.

April 19, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Food waste recycling expands

Manteca is now recycling the rough equivalent of 18 Ford-150 pickup truck loads a week of food waste.

April 18, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Vitality Bowls serving up new dining option

Another restaurant is coming to Manteca.

April 18, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Linda ‘Scrubby’ Katehi now part of Cal Davis Internet lore

I was so done with associating the University of California, Davis with the nonchalant pepper spraying of student protestors. That is until Linda "Scrubby" Katehi saved the day.

April 18, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Ripon Unified ponders raises for teachers

Running a school system is a bit like running a household.

April 16, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Buddy, do you have a spare image of a dead white man?

I get it. There are nothing but dead white guys on American currency and coins.

April 16, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Is owning your own home worth it? Sit down and try to figure it out

Is owning a home really worth it?

April 15, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


HETCH HETCHY’S WAMPA FALLS

Reflections of stark granite walls with numerous dramatic cliffs carved by glaciers shimmy in the early morning sun across one of the largest pristine bodies of water in all of the Sierra.

April 15, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


iPads help sharpen Manteca responses

Manteca firefighters in 2015 were given a critical tool to shave precious seconds in determining how to respond to fires and other emergencies - iPads.

April 15, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Jake, who works as State Farm agent, does wear khakis

Jake with State Farm does wear khakis.

April 15, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Here’s some food for thought about Manteca and the food truck mania

You want to open a restaurant in Manteca.

April 15, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Articles By Author - Dennis Wyatt


Before you vote to send California to pot . . . .

It sounds like a pothead's nirvana.

June 30, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


ILLEGAL FIREWORKS: ‘NAIL ‘EM’

Tired of your neighborhood looking and sounding like a firefight in Kabul?

June 30, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


USING LESS WATER

Manteca is practicing what it preaches in how it manages landscape maintenance districts.

June 30, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Ripon USD honored as one of state’s top districts

When it comes to providing a good, solid education Ripon Unified means business.

June 30, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


FEEDING YOUNG MINDS

Simply feeding kids in the summer to make sure they don't hungry isn't enough for the Manteca Unified Nutritional Education program.

June 28, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


In praise of Manteca’s downtown

One of Manteca's best kept secrets is that downtown is still viable by a long shot.

June 28, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Manteca does not need to pay wizards $475K

So what are Manteca taxpayers' getting for the $475,000 investment in a parks and recreation master plan produced by the RJM Design Group that ...

June 28, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


I’ve yet to see a bear with a smartphone

It's a question I'm constantly asked: Isn't it dangerous to hike by myself in the Sierra or Death Valley?

June 28, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Dollars for economic projects

The days of Manteca landing big fish using redevelopment money are winding down.

June 28, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


COOLING CENTER OPENS

Sometimes having a hot time isn't cool at all.

June 28, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Legal fireworks sale starts today at noon

Starting at high noon today it will be legal to use safe and sane for 156 consecutive hours in Manteca to midnight on Monday.

June 28, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Get ready for Tweets from City of Manteca

Want better communication with Manteca City Hall?

June 28, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Future Manteca park needs

It is costing Manteca taxpayers $475,000 so the city can have a plan for the next 20 years about what they should do to ...

June 27, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


100 percent Chromebooks by end of 2017

Every Ripon Unified student from kindergarten through 12th grade will be using Chromebooks by the end of 2017.

June 27, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca saves $140K a year by shedding PG&E

Is the epic struggle the South San Joaquin Irrigation District has undertaken to replace PG&E as the retail power supplier for Manteca, Ripon, and ...

June 27, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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